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Renaming of Gay Parents topic to Lesbian/Gay Parents

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LeninGrad Mon 15-Jun-09 12:07:54

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LeninGrad Tue 16-Jun-09 11:24:48

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Penthesileia Tue 16-Jun-09 11:32:03

grin

I'm not a lesbian, but it is a bugbear of mine that lesbians have a much lower profile in popular debate because they've been subsumed within the "gay" description, which people overwhelmingly associate with gay men.

Actually, I think this is a consequence of a double-whammy: misogyny and homophobia. While being a gay man has become more acceptable in UK society (though we're obviously miles from any kind of genuine non-discrimination, etc.), being a lesbian is still a major taboo, IMO. Was reminded of this by Will and Grace this am (horrible programme), where the 2 gay characters are good, and "dykes" are not. Grrrr.

So, waffling now grin, but what I'm saying is I think the new topic name is a Good Thing.

smile

LeninGrad Tue 16-Jun-09 11:43:51

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Lucifera Tue 16-Jun-09 16:20:55

Blimey Penthesileia you are so right about lesbian invisibility - are you sure you aren't one (joke)?

LeninGrad Tue 16-Jun-09 19:43:55

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Penthesileia Tue 16-Jun-09 22:11:49

grin I am honoured. grin

LeninGrad Wed 17-Jun-09 16:27:25

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hester Thu 18-Jun-09 22:46:50

Welcome on board, Pen grin

And thanks, LeninGrad and Mumsnet - this is much better.

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